然而，另一种生物技术是微繁殖。这种技术对于背景有限的农民很方便。这项技术涉及劳动密集型技术，以便大规模地开始工厂生产。这就加强了繁殖和收获的过程。植物繁殖的速度更快(Bunders, 2008)。比尔和梅林达•盖茨基金会(Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)最近专门为非洲小规模农民开展的项目，从种子生产、测试、实地检查、认证、种植、收获、维护和后期生产方法等方面，更大程度地运用了生物技术。现在，这项技术将使非洲在粮食方面保持安全。它还可以填补该地区农民及其家庭的饥饿。
The application of biotechnology, according to UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, has a very important benefit as it increases the resilience and drought resistance to the crops. This enables the farmers to cope with hard times especially calamities in dry areas.Agricultural biotechnology proliferates the vitamins and minerals within the crops. As a result, the sustainability increases and motivates the small farmers to get benefited with huge yields. This will also secure sustainable incomes to them. In particular, tissue culture is one such technique that has created revolution in non – Cavendish banana cultivation. With a large capacity to produce tissue cultured plants throughout the country, the technique doubles the usual productivity. The farmer eventually gets benefited as the yields double, profitability increases and non – Cavendish banana crops can withstand at all harvest seasons.
Tissue culture technology also enables the farmers to maintain their crops pest free. As a result, the overall climate remains highly favourable to the farmers. Major breeding programmes are already in progress in Africa to meet food security. The breeding strategy was initially introduced by Foundation Hondurena de Investigation Agricola (FHIA) where improved diploid production was the focus. Such diploid has strong resistance and has the ability to mate with other female parent to produce non – Cavendish bananas. The fertility is strong and the constraints are limited.
Yet, another biotechnology technique is micro propagation. This technique is handy to farmers with constrained backgrounds. This technique involves labour intensive technology in order to initiate plant production in a large scale basis.This fastens the breeding and harvesting processes. The plant multiplications happen at a faster pace (Bunders, 2008). The recent project by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation exclusively for small scale farmers in Africa deploys biotechnology to a larger extent from the seed production, testing, field inspection, certification, plantation, harvesting, and maintenance and post production methods. Now, this technology is going to let Africa remain secured in terms of food. It can also fill the hunger of farmers as well as their families in the region.
World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have extended their support to farmers in Africa who largely rely on crop productivity for their family growth. Now, the support exists in terms of biotechnology. Classical breeding along with incorporation of biotechnology has helped grow and manage new and improved banana that is genetically resistant and reliable to the targeted consumers. Bananas have been extremely expensive in Africa. Especially, the cooking bananas have gone in scarce in Africa and it calls for an immediate need of advanced techniques that can proliferate production and also fill the needs of farmers.